Ex-North Central High School student accused of raping girl with special needs sentenced
18-year-old pleads guilty
Last Updated: 215 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - A former North Central High School student accused of raping a classmate with special needs and molesting a young relative has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Danny Roads, 18, pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal confinement and child molestation.
He was originally charged in April with rape, two counts of criminal deviate conduct, sexual battery and criminal confinement in the assault of a 16-year-old girl with the mental capacity of a second-grader.
The girl told a teacher that Roads, who is learning disabled, pushed her into a classroom, raped her and told her he would kill her if she told anyone.
School surveillance video showed Roads grabbing the girl by the arm and backpack and forcing her into the classroom as she tried to pull away.
"I should have stopped because it wasn't right," the boy said, according to the probable cause affidavit. "It wasn't right because she kept saying no over and over again."
The child molestation charged involved a separate incident in which Roads molested a 5-year-old relative in the child's home.
Roads was sentenced to six years in prison, four years in community corrections and five years on probation. He must register as a sex offender upon his release.
His mother was not pleased with the sentence.
"He's not guilty at all. I've been with him almost all my life. We had our understandings," Linda Hoosier said. "It happened a long time ago. Half of that stuff is not even true."
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